Mexican Chicken Mole with Lime-Cilantro Rice

Mexican Chicken Mole

with Lime-Cilantro Rice

2 Servings
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Mole (translated from the Aztec word molli, meaning mixture or concoction) is a traditional Mexican sauce made from a wide variety of ingredients. For this version, you’ll use powdered chilies, cinnamon, smoked paprika, tomato and a hint of dark chocolate to make a deep, decadent sauce with a light heat, smokiness and velvety finish. This sauce is a popular dish at celebrations, but we think it's good any time!

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  • Nutrition
    PER SERVING
  • Calories
    660 Cals (est.)
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ingredients
Mexican Chicken Mole with Lime-Cilantro Rice
Title
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 oz Dark Chocolate
  • 1 Shallot
  • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 6-Ounce Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Golden Raisins
  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Mole Spice Blend (Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika, Cinnamon, Coriander & Cumin)
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:
Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and mince the garlic and shallot. Finely chop the chocolate. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the green tops and white bottoms. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; roughly chop the leaves. Peel the lime, avoiding the white pith; mince the peel to make 2 teaspoons of zest. Cut the lime into quarters.
Cook the rice:
2 Cook the rice:
In a small pot, combine the rice, 1 cup of water and a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high, then cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the finished rice with a fork and stir in the lime zest, juice of 2 lime wedges, half the cilantro and all but a pinch of the green parts of the scallions (reserve the rest for garnish); season with salt and pepper. Leave uncovered and set aside.
Cook the chicken:
3 Cook the chicken:
While the rice cooks, season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. (Loosely cover the pot with aluminum foil to help the chicken cook faster.) Transfer the chicken to a plate, leaving any drippings in the pot. Loosely cover the plate with aluminum foil to keep warm.
Start the mole sauce:
4 Start the mole sauce:
To the pot with the chicken drippings, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and heat on medium until hot. Add the garlic, shallot and white parts of the scallions and cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in the tomato paste and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until caramelized, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot frequently.
Finish the mole sauce:
5 Finish the mole sauce:
Stir the raisins, chopped chocolate, Mole spice blend and 1½ cups of water into the mole sauce and season with a little salt. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly reduced in volume and the flavors have melded. Add the cooked chicken, including any juices on the plate, and the remaining cilantro. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the chicken is heated through.
Plate your dish:
6 Plate your dish:
Divide the rice and chicken between 2 plates. Top the chicken with the mole sauce. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges and green parts of the scallions. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:
Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and mince the garlic and shallot. Finely chop the chocolate. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the green tops and white bottoms. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; roughly chop the leaves. Peel the lime, avoiding the white pith; mince the peel to make 2 teaspoons of zest. Cut the lime into quarters.
2 Cook the rice:
In a small pot, combine the rice, 1 cup of water and a big pinch of salt. Heat to boiling on high, then cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the finished rice with a fork and stir in the lime zest, juice of 2 lime wedges, half the cilantro and all but a pinch of the green parts of the scallions (reserve the rest for garnish); season with salt and pepper. Leave uncovered and set aside.
Cook the rice:
Cook the chicken:
3 Cook the chicken:
While the rice cooks, season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. (Loosely cover the pot with aluminum foil to help the chicken cook faster.) Transfer the chicken to a plate, leaving any drippings in the pot. Loosely cover the plate with aluminum foil to keep warm.
4 Start the mole sauce:
To the pot with the chicken drippings, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and heat on medium until hot. Add the garlic, shallot and white parts of the scallions and cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in the tomato paste and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until caramelized, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot frequently.
Start the mole sauce:
Finish the mole sauce:
5 Finish the mole sauce:
Stir the raisins, chopped chocolate, Mole spice blend and 1½ cups of water into the mole sauce and season with a little salt. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly reduced in volume and the flavors have melded. Add the cooked chicken, including any juices on the plate, and the remaining cilantro. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the chicken is heated through.
6 Plate your dish:
Divide the rice and chicken between 2 plates. Top the chicken with the mole sauce. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges and green parts of the scallions. Enjoy!
Plate your dish:
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